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The Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is a 36-hour program designed to provide the student with a foundation in five specific areas:

  1. Criminal Justice Systems;
  2. Crime Theory;
  3. Criminal Justice Administration;
  4. Legal Aspects; and
  5. Research Methods.

Additional elective courses offer the student an opportunity to acquire some background in forensics and investigative techniques. The student who successfully completes this program should be adequately prepared to assume administrative, managerial, training, or research responsibilities in the applied criminal justice arena, or to pursue doctoral level education in Criminal Justice or a related discipline.

The goal of the Master of Education in Instructional Leadership program is to create accomplished teachers who are reflective about their practice and who critically analyze what constitutes effective teaching and valuable learning.

NOTE: This degree is not structured for the purpose of insuring the completion of requirements for provisional or standard teaching certification in any area.

The PMBA program is a 30 semester hour program which is designed for the full-time working professional. The program is a highly structured lockstep program utilizing cohort student groups. The program imposes a heavy workload that requires a high degree of discipline and commitment on the part of the student. By combining the use of case studies and interactive computing with research projects and lectures, the PMBA program culminates in an integrative project with their respective work environments.

The purpose of the Master of Education in Reading program is to facilitate classroom teachers’ in-depth understanding of the reading process and their knowledge of how children learn to read and write. The major emphasis is on effective instruction, curriculum development and assessment within an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Teaching, Early Childhood, and Special Education. The program is also designed to meet all of the International Reading Association’s (IRA) competencies for classroom teachers, reading teachers, reading consultants, and reading supervisors. Both the IRA competencies and the Oklahoma State Objectives for Reading Specialists are embedded within the coursework of this program. Students may elect to take the state certification test in reading upon completion of their master’s degree.

The purpose of the program is to facilitate the continuing professional development of practicing K-12 science teachers. It is not for the purpose of the initial preparation of teachers. The program consists of four parts: Professional Education Core (15 hours), Science Content Core (9 hours), Guided Electives (9 hours), and a Capstone Experience (2 hours). In order to meet the diverse professional development needs of practicing K-12 science teachers, the program is flexible. More specifically it meets the needs of teachers who hold bachelor degrees in Secondary Science Education, the sciences, Mathematics, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and teachers who have alternative certification. Therefore, the program relies on strong academic advising that takes into account the current knowledge and skills of program applicants when developing individual degree plans. The Master of Education in Science Education program is administered through the Gregg Wadley College of Science & Health Professions.